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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
English Civil War

1-26280 YOUNG HORSEMAN, THE Published as 'The Honest Plain Dealing Cavalier' this is a drill manual of the 1640's. 1 vol, 96 pgs 1993 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-45470 Atkin, Malcolm CIVIL WAR IN WORCESTERSHIRE, THE Worcestershire saw the last and the first major engagements of the ECW, b/w illus/maps/drawings, chpt. notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 186 pgs 1995 UK, ALAN SUTTON PUBLISH'G
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1-84890 Barratt, John FIRST BATTLE OF NEWBURY 1643, THE First Newbury saw the Army of Essex cut off from London forced to fight; in this detailed account in over a century the author reveals how the Royalist Army lost what it should have won, b/w illust/maps 1 vol, 160 pgs 2006 UK, TEMPUS PUBLICATIONS
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1-85810 Barratt, John CROMWELL'S WARS AT SEA Barratt shows how Cromwell's Navy fought for ten years against the Royalist, Dutch and Spanish; he details the ships & men, biblio, index 1 vol, 224 pgs 2007 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213140 Barratt, John BETTER BEGGING THAN FIGHTING: The Royalist Army in Exile in the War Against Cromwell 1656-1660 Cromwell's alliance with France in 1657 opened for the English Republic and Charles II's army in exile a new theater of war in Flanders - in addition to England's ongoing war with Spain. It resulted in the old opponents of the Civil Wars in Britain meeting in combat once again.

This book tells the story of the two armies: Charles II's polyglot army of Irish, Scottish, and English soldiers -- fighting for the Stuarts for a variety of reasons -- and the expeditionary force dispatched by Cromwell to assist his French allies, with the objective of securing Dunkirk as an English possession. 30 b/w illustrations, 8pp color plates and maps

The book, the first detailed study in English, will relate how the two armies were raised and equipped; the commanders and their colorful personalities; and the lives of the soldiers and their campaigns -- climaxing with the Battle of the Dunes and the siege of Dunkirk. It will examine the English garrison, and the later history of this and of Charles II's 'forgotten army.' It looks at the Spanish and French armies, with which Royalists and Republicans were allied. Full use will be made of contemporary and more modern sources -- including the letters, journals and memoirs of participants on both sides. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-33410 Capp, Barnard CROMWELL'S NAVY Account of the Fleet the English Revolution from 1648 to 1660, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 432 pgs 1992 NY, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRS
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1-50370 Chippendale, Neil BATTLE OF BRENTFORD, THE:Hounslow area in the War A brief history, includes the Battle of Brentford, the skirmish at Turnham Green, biblio, b/w illust 1 vol, 62 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-89860 Day, Jon GLOUCESTER AND NEWBURY 1643: The ECW Turning Point The late summer 1643 was the military high tide for the king and his armies. The Royalists failed first to take the Parliamentarian stronghold of Gloucester and then to defeat them at Newbury. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2007 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-16120 Denton, Barry NASEBY FIGHT The events at Naseby are clearly described, maps,b/w illust, o/b's. 1 vol, 72 pgs 1991 ESSEX, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-41630 Denton, Barry REGIMENTAL HISTORIES OF THE NEW MODEL ARMY:#3 The Regiments of Lloyd & Monck (Coldstream Guards)b/w illust, biblio notes. 1 vol, 40 pgs 1996 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-200460 Dixon, John The Unfortunate Battaile of Alresforde - The Battle of Cheriton 1644 This new study of the English Civil War Battle of Cheriton re-examines the battle that ended the Royalist threat to London. O/Bs, b/w illustrations and maps, appendicies, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 194 pgs 2012 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-200700 Dixon, John THE BUSINESS AT ACTON - The Battle of Nantwich 1644 Book details the Battle of Nantwich 25th January 1644 in particular and the Civil War in Cheshire
1642-1646. Color and b/w illustration, maps. etc. 1 vol, 148 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-80510 Ede-Borrett, Stephen LOSTWITHIEL 1644:The Campaign and the Battle The 1644 summer campaign in the West of Englandwas a stunning feat of arms for the Royalists anda vivid demonstration of the complete lack ofablility for the Parlimentarians, o/b's, maps. 1 vol, 158 pgs 2004 UK, PIKE & SHOT SOCIETY
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1-88240 Gentles, Ian ENGLISH REVOLUTION AND WARS OF THE THREE KINGDOMS Ian Gentles provides a riveting, in-depth analysis of the battle and sieges 1638-1652. Based on extensive archival and secondary research Gentles depicts the shattering effects. Biblio, index. 1 vol, 544 pgs 2007 UK, PEARSON LONGMAN PUBS
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1-15530 Gheyn, Jacob de edited by David J. Blackmore EXERCISE OF ARMS, THE:17th Century Drill Manual A must for all interested in 17th century warfare. All the plates form the original 1607 edition. 1 vol, 127 pgs 2003 MINELOA, DOVER PUBLICATIO
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1-205091 Giglio, Bob ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Campaign Scenarios Vol. 1 Includes:

* The 1673 Campaign for the South-West
* The Battles of Glastonbury and Chewton Mendip, 12 June 1643
* The Battle of Stoke Lane, 1 July 1643
* The Battles of Monckton Farlegh and Claverton Down, 3 July 1643
* The Battle of Freezing Hill, 5 July 1643
* The Battle of Lansdown, 5 July 1643
* The Actions at Chippenham, Rowde and Beckhampton, 8-10 July 1643
* The Siege of Devizes, 10-12 July 1643
* The Battle of Roundway Down, 13 July 1643 1 vol, 64 pgs 2014 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-193130 Gray, Neal Europe Had No Better Soldiers: The Army of the Eastern Association and the York Campaign 1644 Parliamentarian victory at the siege of York and consequent battle of Marston Moor were pivotal moments in the history of the British Civil Wars. Both were close run affairs, and but for the spectacular intervention of the army of the Eastern Association, the outcome could have been very different.

In this work, the author traces the progress of the army of the Eastern Association in the North between April and August 1644; based on the series of seven remarkable newsbooks written during the campaign by the earl of Manchester's personal chaplains, Simeon Ashe and William Goode. Taken as a whole, the seven tracts or 'Intelligences', here transcribed fully for the first time, are a unique and historically significant contemporary account of the Eastern Association army's northern campaign of 1644. The 'Intelligences' are of considerable historical and journalistic importance, for they not only represent the first example of an extended campaign history written by the emergent British serial press; but present an accurate and detailed description of what it was like to fight a Civil War campaign.

The transcriptions are set within a broader historical and political setting with extensive notes and background information. In particular the author has re-examined the 'greatest fight of all' at Marston Moor using all known contemporary primary sources, to present a whole new interpretation of the battle, which challenges many previously held myths and preconceptions
1 vol, 211 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-15240 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. illust by Jeffrey Burn ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, THE:Illustrated Military History 7.5x10, thirty color plates, index, biblio. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1994 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR
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3-15240 Haythornthwaite, Philip J. illust by Jeffrey Burn ENGLISH CIVIL WAR,THE:Illustrated Military History 7.5x10, thirty color plates, index, biblio. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1983 LONDON, BLANDFORD PRESS
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1-50070 Hazell, Martin FIDELITY & FORTITUDE Lord Capell raised Regiments of the King, the book covers their history from 1640 to the Restoration. Extensive biblio, appendix, b/w illust. 1 vol, 83 pgs 1989 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-199530 Hill, P.R and Watkinson, J.M. CROMWELL Hath The Honour, But... 'Cromwell hath the honor, but Lambert's discreet, humble, ingenious, sweet, and civil deportment gains him more hugs and ingenious respect.'

Much has been written about the first Civil War and the triumphs of Oliver Cromwell. Less is known, however, of the skirmishes of the second Civil War, especially in the north, or of the role and military prowess of the excellent young Parliamentarian commander Major-General John Lambert.

Not only was Lambert a brilliant general who demonstrated exceptional tactical skills but he was also a brave and humane leader who was well liked by his men and merciful to his captured enemies, refusing to undertake the harsh actions indulged in by Cromwell. This carefully researched and highly readable new account reexamines contemporary sources to shed new light on Lambert's decisive northern campaign of 1648-1649. Remarkably detailed and supported by maps and photographs, this is an important source for the general reader and military historian alike. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2012 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-83140 Hime, Lt.H.W. RA FIELD ARTILLERY OF THE GREAT REBELLION, THE Taken from the Proceedings of the Royal ArtilleryInstitution 1870, describes the Nature and Use ofArtillery during the English Civil War. 1 vol, 20 pgs 2006 CAMBRIDGE, KEN TROTMAN
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1-209380 James, Jeffrey SWORDSMEN AND THE KING: Charles I's Nephews Rupert and Maurice at War The story of Charles I's German nephews Rupert and Maurice during the English Civil War (1642-46) -- men dubbed by critics at court the King's Swordsmen, and by their opponents as the Bloody Cavaliers. Analyses the battles and campaigns they fought, drawing on first-hand accounts to evoke the experience of 17th-century warfare. The action is set in the context of ECW politics, exploring tensions between the princes' family (ruined by the Thirty Years War), the English Parliament at Westminster, and the Royal Court at Oxford.

Rupert stands out in histories of the period, attracting criticism and applause in equal measure. Swordsmen establishes him as not only a dashing and talented cavalry commander, but also as a man whose aggressive prosecution of the war shocked contemporaries, and whose apparent haughty disregard for the opinions of others created tensions within the Royalist High Command. Maurice has received less focus in the past than his elder brother.

Rehabilitation can only go so far; the younger prince's later failures compared badly with Rupert's string of successes elsewhere. By the summer of 1644, Rupert had reached the pinnacle of his fame, while Maurice, recovering from illness, had seen his fortunes plummet. Rupert's steam-roller invasion of the North led to a defeat of monumental proportions, plunging the Prince into a deep depression. While Rupert licked his wounds, Maurice redeemed himself, playing a decisive role in defeating Parliamentarian field armies in Cornwall and Berkshire, setting the stage for the fateful campaign of 1645. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2015 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-211650 Jonathan Worton TO SETTLE THE CROWN: Volume 1 -- Waging Civil War in Shropshire - 1642-1648 Examines key aspects of the military history of the English Civil Wars: allegiance and motivation; leadership and administration; recruitment and the form of armed forces; military finance; logistics; and the nature and conduct of the fighting. Describes the sieges, skirmishes, and larger engagements in Shropshire, while reflecting on the nature of warfare elsewhere across Civil War England and Wales.

Includes 60 maps, tables, and b/w and color plates. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, HELION
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1-213530 Jones, Serena NO ARMOUR BUT COURAGE: Colonel Sir George Lisle, 1615-1648 Few army officers of King Charles I shone as bright as George Lisle during the English Civil Wars, yet have drawn so little attention from subsequent historians. Born in London in 1615, Lisle's father was a well-connected publisher and monopolist, and his mother a kinswoman of the Duke of Buckingham.

Raised in the city of Westminster in a landscape of court intrigue, royal favoritism and ill-advised royal financial experiments, Lisle took to soldiering and was commissioned as a Lieutenant-Colonel at the outbreak of war in 1642. He fought at Edgehill; then at Chalgrove and the First Battle of Newbury in 1643 - latterly where his courage in leading a forlorn hope against a wall of musketeers and artillery first drew him to public attention.

Commissioned shortly afterwards as a full Colonel, in 1644 he took charge of a veteran regiment and was noticed again for his diligence and efficiency at the Battle of Cheriton, despite the battle being lost. Weeks later, he was promoted to tertio command and accompanied Charles on his critical 'night march' from Oxford.

At the Second Battle of Newbury in October, to prevent his position being overwhelmed, he famously tore off his coat and led three charges in his shirtsleeves - driving off the enemy and preventing disaster. Reputedly refusing a knighthood, he wintered as a garrison commander before leading the principal assault on the city of Leicester in May 1645 and then being badly wounded at Naseby.

Knighted in December, he remained at Oxford until its surrender in June 1646 - returning to London in 1647. In 1648, he took up arms again during the Kent rebellion before enduring a three-month siege inside the town of Colchester. Infamously (and controversially), he was executed after the starving town surrendered - and this catapulted him to the status of 'Royalist martyr.'

In this first ever biography of Lisle, the author has scoured dozens of primary sources for fragmentary references - painstakingly piecing together his personal background and reexamining every known detail of his career. The accuracy of existing stories and long-held assumptions about him is investigated minutely, and the first well-informed assessments made of his character and motives. Finally, the persistent memory of his execution is traced forwards through later writers and painters into the 20th century to complete the first cohesive picture of one of King Charles' most loyal, effective and respected military officers. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-51120 Kitson, Frank PRINCE RUPERT:Admiral and General-at-Sea The author takes up the story when Rupert took command of the Royalist fleet in 1647 & concludes with his career as c/c of the fleet in the 2nd/3rd Dutch wars, b/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 1998 LONDON, CONSTABLE PUBS'NG
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1-40850 Lander, Julian & Frampton David BATTLE OF NASEBY, THE:14 June 1645 Details of the troop types, commanders, coats and colors, terrain and events, o/b's, battle maps. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-50080 Lawson, Mike FOR GOD & THE NORTH COUNTRY Concise history of both Roundhead & Royalist units in the North of England, b/w illust, flags, maps. 1 vol, 76 pgs 1987 UK, PATIZAN PRESS
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1-50690 Long, Charles Edward editor RICHARD SYMONDS'S DIARY OF THE ROYAL ARMY The only first-hand account by a non-officer ofthe Royalist side, Symond's was a Lifeguardsman &served from 1644-45, new informative introduction. 1 vol, 352 pgs 1998 NY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
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2-50690 Long, Charles Edward editor RICHARD SYMONDS'S DIARY OF THE ROYAL ARMY The only first-hand account by a non-officer ofthe Royalist side, Symond's was a Lifeguardsman &served from 1644-45, new informative introduction. 1 vol, 352 pgs 1998 NY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
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1-211015 Lucht, Antje and Jurgen FAHNEN AND STANDARTEN (BANNERS AND STANDARDS): Volume 5: English Civil War The fifth volume in the series covers the English Civil War.

The war between King Charles I and followers of the Parliament ended with the execution of the king, the temporary abolition of the monarchy, and the establishment of a republic in England led by Oliver Cromwell. Uprisings in Ireland (1649) and in Scotland (1650/51) were smashed.

Personalities of the time included the Duke of Buckingham, Oliver Cromwell, Rupert of the Rhine (a son of Frederick V), Thomas Fairfax (3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron), and James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde. 1 vol, 250 pgs 2016 GERMANY, VERLAG EDITION PETERSTOR
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1-190450 Maggs, Stephen THEN BEAT A FLYING DRUM:Battle of Philiphaugh 1645 Not just a battle history of Montrose's defeat and the end of Charles I hopes in Scotland, but also contains much detail on units, weapons, organization, and uniforms of both sides. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2009 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-58580 Marshall, Alan OLIVER CROMWELL:SOLDIER The author concentrates on the military side of his life from 1642-1651, (18) b/w illust/maps 1 vol, 248 pgs 2004 UK, BRASSEY'S
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1-74740 Osborne, Mike SIEGE AND FORTIFIACTIONS OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Guide and Gazetteer to the Fortifications and Sieges of the English Civil War, 15 pgs of photos/illust. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-16130 Peachey, Stuart & Prince, Les ENGLISH CIVIL WAR FLAGS & COLORS:#1 ENGLISH FOOT Most complete and authoritative work, authors have used many primary sources, hundreds of b/w illust of Flags, biblio, index. 1 vol, 116 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-24250 Peachey, Stuart and Turton, Alan OLD ROBIN'S FOOT It is now over 30 years since the first edition of Old Robin's Foot. In the interim research has revealed exciting new information particularly about clothing, and thrown some doubt on the accuracy of previously well thought of secondary sources.

Of most significance is the publication in 2014 of the 26-volume Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England, which has shed new light on what soldiers of the period might have worn. This second edition of Old Robin brings the research right up to date, including major revisions of the text where this seemed necessary. The result is a book presenting all the latest research in the context of Essex's infantry units.

Illustrations by Alan Turton, color plates by Bruno Mugnai, and color flags by Lesley Prince. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-22790 Peachey, Stuart editor RICHARD SYMONDS:The Complete Military Diary Symonds fought for the King in 1643-1645, he took notes and made sketches of many flags, excellent. 1 vol, 82 pgs 1989 LEIGH ON SEA, PARTIZAN
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1-213120 Pells, Ismini NEW APPROACHES TO THE MILITARY HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Proceedings of the First Helion and Company 'Century Of The Soldier' Conference. Includes 50 B&W illustrations, maps, and tables.

A selection of distinct, yet interrelated, military aspects of the English Civil War commences with two studies that re-evaluate our understanding of two key battles: Middlewich on 13 March 1643, which kickstarted the Civil War (political, as well as military), boosted the career of Sir William Brereton, and played a key role in establishing Parliamentary dominance in the strategically significant county of Cheshire; and Worcester on 3 September 1651, which looks at bridge-building over the rivers Teme and Severn at Powick.

The volume then moves on to consider ideology in practice, starting with a look at how Royalist and Parliamentarian troops built networks and relationships among themselves based on shared battle experiences in the service of the Dutch Republic. Next, a profile of William Rowley and the politics and allegiances within Shrewsbury, which remained under Royalist occupation from September 1642 to February 1645.

Next, a comparison between 17th century military manuals with the evidence from conflict archaeology. Then, two examinations of hospitals and casualty care, and finally, a new explanation for Sir William Waller's defeat at Roundway Down on 13 July 1643. 1 vol, 212 pgs 2017 UK, HELION
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1-193410 Porter, Stephen and Marsh, Simon Battle for London At Turnham Green, the Civil War that had pitched Englishman against Englishman came to London. On 13 November 1642, thousands of volunteers streamed out of the city to join the army and the most ferocious battle in London's long history began. The outcome would mark a turning point in the conflict that had split the nation.

7 x 10 inches, 30 illustrations 1 vol, 288 pgs 2010 UK, AMBERLY BOOKS
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1-200820 Reid, Stuart CROWN COVENANT AND CROMWELL - The Civil Wars in Scotland 1639-1651 Crown, Covenant and Cromwell is a groundbreaking military history of the Great Civil War or rather the last Anglo-Scottish War as it was fought in Scotland and by Scottish armies in England between 1639 and 1651. While the politics of the time are necessarily touched upon, it is above all the story of those armies and the men who marched in them under generals such as Alexander Leslie, the illiterate soldier of fortune who became Earl of Leven, James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, and of course Oliver Cromwell, the fenland farmer and Lord Protector of England.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-209280 Reid, Stuart SCOTS ARMIES OF THE GREAT REBELLION 1638-1658 In 1639 the Scottish Covenanters went to war with their King. Yet this was no mere rebellion, far less the Civil War which their defiance precipitated in England, for they had the government of the country and the forces they raised were no mere rabble of insurgents -- but the army of Scotland.

This new study of the various Scots forces provides a completely fresh and comprehensively detailed survey of both regulars and irregulars, including unprecedented detail on the arming of Highland soldiers and a specially commissioned series of color plates revealing the actual appearance of individual Scottish soldiers as never before. Includes eight full color plates by Bruno Mugnai. 1 vol, 236 pgs 2015 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-210853 Reid, Stuart ENGLISH CIVIL WAR FLAGS & COLOURS: Volume 3 Edited by Stuart Reid, with original artwork from the Gary Gibbs Collection. The important collection of contemporary images of flags from the English Civil War, published here for the first time, was assembled by the late W. Y. Carman.

Includes numerous examples of: Parliamentarian Cavalry, Other Parliamentarian Cavalry, The London Trained Bands, Royalist Cavalry Flags, and Royalist Infantry Colours. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-50020 Reid, Stuart SCOTS ARMIES OF THE 17TH CENTURY:#1 Provides a concise description of the Army of the Covenant 1639-1651, b/w illust, listing of Regt's. 1 vol, 82 pgs 1988 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-50030 Reid, Stuart SCOTS ARMIES OF THE 17TH CENTURY:#2 Scots Colours Lists units serving in the New Model Army and at Dunbar 1648 & Peston 1651, most of the book illust standards & colors of the Scottish Regiments. 1 vol, 90 pgs 1990 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-50040 Reid, Stuart SCOTS ARMIES OF THE 17TH CENTURY:#3 Provides a concise description of the Royalists 1639-1646, b/w illust, biblio, notes. 1 vol, 66 pgs 1989 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-50060 Reid, Stuart BATTLE OF KILSYTH, THE-1645 The campaign and battle, maps, o/b's. 1 vol, 34 pgs 1989 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-83540 Roberts, Keith CROMWELL'S WAR MACHINE:The New Model Army 1645-60 Meticulously researched book, the author deatails the recruitment, training, organization and the equipment along with the tactical & strategic uses 100+ illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2006 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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2-202290 Sadler, John THE GREAT SIEGE OF NEWCASTLE, 1644 The autumn of 1644 saw one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of England's First Civil War, when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's greatest bastion in the northeast and the key to his power there. If anything, Newcastle was more important than York in strategic terms, and it was the city's fall in October that marked the final demise of Royalist domination of the north. In telling the story of the people who fought there, what motivated them, and who led them there, this book also provides a minute-by-minute account of what happened on the day of Newcastle's bloodiest battle. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2011 UK, HISTORY PRESS
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1-213340 Scott, Christopher THE BATTLES OF NEWBURY: Crossroads of the English Civil War In 1643 and again in 1644 the forces of King Charles I and Parliament clashed at Newbury in a bloody fight. Each time the fate of the country hung in the balance.

This retells these two complex and exciting battles and provides a fascinating guided tour of the surviving battlefields. Includes 100 illustrations and maps. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-75280 Scott, Christopher & Turton, Alan & Gruber von Ami EDGEHILL 1642:Battle(Kinneton Fight) Reinterpreted This new study is a MUST HAVE for those interested in early 17th century combat, these three experts fully explain the various Brigade systems of the Dutch/English and Imperial factions, biblio, index 1 vol, 224 pgs 2004 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-207850 Singleton, C. FAMOUS BY MY SWORD: THE ARMY OF MONTROSE AND THE MILITARY REVOLUTION Montrose was a doomed King's general who dared to win - and lost it all. The Scottish Royalist armed forces, along with its principal leader, the Marquis of Montrose, have had a romantic veneer that has long obscured their true composition and function.

In this work, the author examines the troops and their operational doctrines within the themes of the early modern Military Revolution, and places the Scots Royalists within a greater European context of development. The book is enlivened by specially-commissioned color uniform plates based on the latest research, showing how Montrose's troops really appeared on the battlefield.

Includes 20 b/w illustrations, nine maps, and eight pages of color plates. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, HELION
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1-69180 Spicer, Tony BATTLE OF WORCESTER 1651, THE A turning point in history, as a battle it offers wide-sweeping maneuvers, river crossings, defense of a bridge & more, b/w illust/maps 1 vol, 58 pgs 2002 UK, PADDY GRIFFITH ASSOC
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1-24110 Turton, Alan CHIEF STRENGTH OF THE ARMY, THE:Essex's Horse The history of the first mounted unit raised to defend Parliament, b/w illust. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2013 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-82110 Verney, Peter STANDARD BEARER, THE:Charles I Standard Bearer Well written account of the life and times of SirEdmund Verney whose dramatic death at Edgehill in1642 is the portrait of honor and courage, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1963 LONDON, HUTCHINSON
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1-209950 Wanklyn, Malcolm RECONSTRUCTING THE NEW MODEL ARMY: Volume 1 - Regimental Lists April 1645 to May 1649 This book provides a full listing of the troop and company commanders who served in the New Model Army during the first four years of its existence. A second volume, to be published in 2016, will cover the final years of the army's existence.

This is the first comprehensive reconstruction of New Model Army's officer corps and it corrects numerous errors to be found in more general histories. It is fully indexed and referenced.

In part one, the data concerning the careers of troop and company commanders is presented in the form of snapshots of the army taken on six occasions between April 1645 and May 1649. However, the information to be found in the very extensive footnotes will enable the reader to create a highly accurate reconstruction of the names of the troop and company commanders at any date in that period.

In part two, a similar exercise is conducted with respect to the junior commissioned officers. In their case the surviving documentary evidence makes a complete reconstruction impossible. It is, however, important that their names are recorded as considerable numbers went on to serve as troop and company commanders, and indeed field officers and colonels, during the last 10 years of the New Model Army s existence.

In appendix one, regimental lists are presented for the first time of the Earl of Essex's army at the time of its incorporation into the New Model Army, thus complementing the work of Laurence Spring on the New Model's other two progenitors, the armies of the Earl of Manchester and Sir William Waller.

The book is not a new history of the New Model Army, but it does include chapters on topics that are not addressed head-on in Ian Gentles, The New Model Army 1645-1653 (1992). One examines the extent to which the New Model Army was an English Army, an issue first raised by Mark Stoyle in Soldiers and Strangers (Yale, 2005). Another discusses the positions held by the officers before they became troop or company commanders in the New Model Army, and the effect this may have had on their subsequent military careers. A third explores the circumstances under which officers left the army in the period 1645-1649, whist a fourth questions the notion of pinning numbers to the New Model Army regiments as was the practice in the British Army of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-85820 Wankyln, Malcolm DECISIVE BATTLES OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR An analysis of Edgehill, Newbury I, Cheriton, Marston Moor, Newbry II, Naseby, and Preston, with b/w maps and illustrations, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2007 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209980 Welch, John CRUEL NECESSITY: The English Civil War 1640-1653 Cruel Necessity is a solitaire game simulating the military, political, and religious struggles of the English Civil Wars (1640-53). You attempt to stop the advance of four armies bent on destroying Parliament and Puritanism, whom you represent; simply holding on to London is not enough!

There are civil wars going on not just in England, but in Scotland and Ireland too; and each will have varying impact on the play of the game at different times. You can also play Cruel Necessity cooperatively with a team of players working together and deciding how best to preserve and propagate the principles of the Enlightenment and Reformation.

The title comes from the purported response to the beheading of King Charles by his implacable foe, Oliver Cromwell, who remarked that this act of regicide was a 'cruel necessity.'

Contents:

* One 20-page, full-color Rulebook (Designer's Notes included)
* One 22x17-inch cardstock game map (in sections)
* One 11x17-inch Battle Display mat
* 75 cards
* 98 thick, two-sided, multi-shaped game pieces
* One two-sided player aid
* One blue (Parliamentary) 6-sided die
* One red (Royalist) 6-sided die 1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, VICTORY POINT GAMES
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1-213460 worton, Jonathan THE BATTLE OF MONTGOMERY 1644: The English Civil War In The Welsh Borderlands Making extensive use of contemporary sources -- many of which are referenced here for the first time -- the campaign, the armies and their commanders are fully considered before the battle is investigated. As the site has not been certainly located, the author uses fieldwork and archival information to propose the most likely battlefield before examining the course of the engagement in the context of contemporary tactics and weaponry.

While the battle is the main subject, The Battle of Montgomery, 1644 also considers the wider war in Northerly Wales and the North-West and West Midlands of England -- a region that remains underrepresented in Civil War historiography. Extensively illustrated, it also includes specially commissioned artwork. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-44560 Young, Alan R. and Verstrate, Beert EMBLEMATIC FLAG DEVICES OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WARS 8.5x11, covers 1642-1660 comprehensive study, over 300 b/w drawings with all the data of the coloring extensive indexes. 1 vol, 345 pgs 1995 TORONTO, UNIV OF TORONTO
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1-24750 Young, Peter EDGEHILL 1642:The Campaign and the Battle In-depth study of the first major battle of the English Civil War, maps, appendices, biblio, index 1 vol, 364 pgs 2001 UK, WINDRUSH PRESS
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